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Praise and thanks for using me

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Heavenly Father, Why do you bless me so much? I am in awe of your perfect ways and the grace you give when you let us become involved in the work you're doing around the world. Today you let me meet a child I've sponsored for 15 years, halfway around the world. We share love and appreciation for one another, even though we had never met or talked before today. You have knit our hearts together in the Lord. Even though we don't share race, culture, economic status, gender, age, or interests, this relationship has enriched and changed our lives. Your Spirit accomplished that. Thank you for using me and blessing me in the process. How awesome are your ways, O Lord! Amen.

Thank you for the snow . . . and for heat

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Lord God, Your creativity and artistry amaze me. Thank you for the beautiful snowfall. And more importantly, thank you for my home and my heat. You are too good to me. Amen.

Help me prioritize

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Lord, Help me prioritize. My work is piling up. I have so many projects, pressures, and demands. At work and home, the list is endless. I've missed some family time. I haven't exercised. My devotional life is poor. Friends are waiting for lunches. I'm like Martha-- worried and upset about many things. Few things are needed-- or indeed only one. Help me see You in order to choose You. Instead of asking You to point me toward the priority that I should do first, I want to make You the priority. Help me to chose what cannot be taken away. First You. Only You. I choose You. In Jesus' beautiful name, Amen. Luke 10:40-42

Praying for protection and healing

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Dear Heavenly Father, Jehovah-Rapha, the God who heals -- Please protect and heal my loved one today. You created him, You love him, You have a purpose for him. It is Your nature to heal, restore, and renew. Please grant healing and restoration to him today so he can continue the calling You've given him. I trust You, and I trust Your will. I give You control (because You already have it), and I will show that by giving You myself and my worries. Rapha, Healer, You make all things new and beautiful. Heal my tired spirit and my anxious heart. Make me like You, full of hope and joy. Forgive me for the many times that I doubt because I don't see healing happening like I want it to. Healing is Your call. Your gift. Your perfect will. I love You. Amen.